A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr17095001. Event ids that are associated: pr17095001. The epicenter was at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.4767 West, latitude 18.5074 North, depth = 18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 04:10:21 / April 5, 2017 @ 4:10 am. The temblor was detected at 00:10:21 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Hatillo, Lares (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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